If you already have a basic website, it acts as a signpost, explaining to users that you exist, which works great for local businesses. But without compelling content, your website might won’t necessarily get traffic from search results and social sharing. A blog is a good way to create this content.
Some templates come with a Blog section. As you’d expect, this is where you write blog posts. These posts then appear on your site—on the blog page, but maybe also on the home page depending your template.
To create a new post:
Note Not all templates have a blog. But depending on your template, you might have something similar like Work or Portfolio.
We'll talk more about adding content later, but you should also check out Using Text Boxes to learn how to format text and embed videos, Google Maps, and more.
If you're working on a post, but not ready to publish:
When you're ready to publish, select Published. And if you want to delete the post, select Deleted.
Of course, click Save at the bottom or top of the page to save your changes.
You can bold and italicize text, and you can add links, headings, and quotes. You can also create bulleted and numbered lists.
To do all that, you just select the text you want to format, and then click a button.
Here are some more details on how to:
So to add any formatting to text:
To remove formatting:
To add an image to a rich text box:
Just by pasting in a link, you can add videos (for example, from YouTube or Vimeo) and even tweets from Twitter.
If you’re not sure if a link will embed properly, just try it out. (The full list of websites that you can embed from is over 1,600!)
To embed a video, tweet, and so:
For more embed examples, check out Using Text Boxes.
So get blogging already. Here are a few last minute tips: